Double machine operation and psychological strain

Robin Martin, Toby D. Wall

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This study examines the effects of double machine operation on psychological strain. CNC drilling machine operators' reactions to their job were monitored as they rotated between three different work conditions; single machine operation, double machine operation, and double machine operation with additionally high responsibility for products. Results show no effect of double machine operation on strain where responsibility was low. Double machine operation under the condition of high responsibility, however, was found to increase strain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalWork and Stress
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • computer-based manufacturing
  • double machine operation
  • cost responsibility
  • psychological strain


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